Lake Bardwell

With over 3,500 surface acres, Lake Bardwell is of one of the largest attractions in Ellis county! Located in the Blackland Prairie region of southwestern Ellis County, this lake was built in 1965 for flood control by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

The US Army Corps of Engineers offers a wide variety of recreation to visitors. Camping, fishing, and picnicking are just a few of the recreational opportunities offered at Bardwell Lake. 

Campgrounds / Day Use areas (High View, Love, Mott, and Waxahachie Creeek) offer plenty of space to spread out on the lake or on the shore line. 

Visit for more information and campsite availability.